Aramaic. <em>Freedom for Tamut and Yehoishema</em>, June 12, 427 B.C.E. (date written). Papyrus, ink, mud, b: Object: 15 15/16 × 11 15/16 in. (40.5 × 30.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Theodora Wilbour from the collection of her father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 47.218.90a-b (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 47.218.90a-b_SL3.jpg)

Freedom for Tamut and Yehoishema


Medium: Papyrus, ink, mud

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:June 12, 427 B.C.E. (date written)

Dimensions: b: Object: 15 15/16 × 11 15/16 in. (40.5 × 30.3 cm) b: Frame: 19 × 15 × 13/16 in. (48.3 × 38.1 × 2.1 cm)



Accession Number: 47.218.90a-b

Image: 47.218.90a-b_SL3.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Papyrus 5 (Meshullam b. Zakkur) frees handmaiden and daughter. Recto, 17 lines of text. The document was written by Haggai. Verso, one line of text. A few small gaps at top of papyrus. Seal impression (originally apparently oval) in clay. No legible text remains. Upon Arrival: Folded and sealed papyrus of same type as 47.218.88. Tied with many folds of lined thread and sealed with mud in roughly oval shape. Surface of mud seal worn - no impression visible. Under side of roll inscribed in black with single line of Aramaic. Condition: Good. Small area missing from end of upper edge. Slight breaks on folds.

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